Potatoes, Mashed, Baked with Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs



  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Coat a 13” x 9: x 2” baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter and set aside.

  3. Cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water until they are very tender, about 15 minutes.

  4. Drain; return the potatoes to the same pot and mash well. Mix in the milk and melted butter. Mix in the mozzarella and 3/4 cup of the Parmesan. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

  5. Transfer the potatoes to the prepared baking dish.

  6. Stir the bread crumbs and remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan in a small bowl to blend. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the mashed potatoes. Recipe can be prepared up to this point 6 hours ahead of time; cover and chill.

  7. Bake, uncovered, until the topping is golden brown, about 20 minutes.